Just over a year ago, Rogers Communications launched the first LTE network in Canada. The network began operating in the greater metropolitan areas of Ottawa, but soon entered Toronto, Montreal, Vancouver and a number of additional regions across Canada.
The Rogers LTE network offers mobile speeds similar to that of broadband connections. Speeds usually range between 12-25 Mbps, however, 100 Mbps speeds can theoretically be reached as well.
To date, says Rogers, the network is available to 35% of the Canadian population and it plans on expanding it to the Moncton, Trois Rivières, Sherbrooke, Quebec City, Kingston, Ajax, Pickering, Oshawa, Oakville, Burlington, Hamilton, St. Catharines, Niagara, Windsor, Cambridge, Kitchener, Waterloo, Guelph, London, Barrie, Sudbury, Saskatoon, Regina, Winnipeg, Edmonton, Kelowna, Abbotsford and Victoria regions in the coming months.
Since getting into the LTE business, Rogers has released a number of devices that are compatible with the network, including the Samsung Galaxy S III, the Nokia Lumia 900 and the LTE Rocket Stick - Sierra Wireless AirCard 330U.
This summer, Rogers will release Sony's first LTE smartphone, the Xperia Ion.